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(Sun file photo / Chris Aarhus) Former Jamestown College defensive back A.J. Downs has signed with the Green Bay Blizzard of the IFL. He reports to training camp Feb. 1.

Pro shot: Downs signs with Green Bay IFL team


A.J. Downs will begin his pro career in Green Bay.

Not with the Packers, of course, but for the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League.

The former Jamestown College cornerback had a number of offers from minor-league teams, including one in Germany, but the well-established IFL franchise won out. He is familiar with the team’s coach — Chad Baldwin — who Downs played for in an all-star game last year.

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Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
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